SCDPM 2012 - backups are running dead slow RRS feed

  • Question

  • SCDPM 2012 - backups are running dead slow.

    Below is the details of software and hardware.

    Server OS : WIndows Server 2008 R2
    DPM version : SCDPM 2012 , Version : 4.0.1920.0
    Server Hardware : Prolinet BL 460C G1
    Tape drive - LTO 4 drives
    Network : HP NC325m PCIe Quad Port Adapter , driver version ( 10/16/2013 )

    Could you please help me to resolve this issue. Thanks

    Raghavendra Bhat

    Friday, August 1, 2014 9:37 AM

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  • Hi,

    please provide some more Information.

    What are you unterstanding in dead slow?

    What are you backing up?

    where do you back it up, Disk or Tape?


    Seidl Michael | | |

    Friday, August 1, 2014 11:05 AM
  • I am doing of backup of system drive and data drive and DFS share data etc into Tape drive .

    These backups are were running fine before the version upgrade to Update Rollup 3.

    Backups are very slow that it takes 12 hours to complete just incremental of system drive.

    Raghavendra Bhat

    Saturday, August 2, 2014 6:10 AM
  • Hi All,

    Any suggestion to resolve this issue ?

    Raghavendra Bhat

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:03 AM
  • we've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that has been running DPM v4.0.1920.0 since it was released in 10/18/2012.

    we are using D2D2T

    We did have tape throughput performance issues initially, but after switching to the in-box LTO tape-drive drivers included with the operating system (instead on HP drivers), and setting several registry values associated with tape ports, we got it working.  see

    The best advice to speed up the D2D part of the backup is to configure any antivirus software if present to not perform any real-time scanning made by the DPMRA.EXE and DRSR.EXE executables.

    Don't backup the system drive of the DPM server to tape, because there are as many junctions as you have protected volumes define, which makes the backup not work at all.

    Also, for the system being backed up D2D, 

    Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 PM
  • have you solve your Problem?

    Seidl Michael | | |

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 4:51 AM
  • Microsoft suggested daily incremental as D2D and for weekly full backup to Tape.

    But again problem , weekly full backup to tape runs for more than 2 days . Note sure why.

    Raghavendra Bhat

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:12 PM
  • How many Files are you backing up?

    Seidl Michael | | |

    Monday, September 15, 2014 5:11 PM